Still working on the tuba with stuck slides and lots of soldering. After 3 hours in the chemicals I was able to remove the 2nd slide but the 3rd slide too all the tricks I know including a new technique using moldable plastic and several more days to come out.
Going to leave this be for this time around but will work on finding a replacement rod for next year’s routine servicing.
Gotta love long unsoldered joints. How many years has some kid been working harder than they have to to play this thing?
Bent keys and green pads. Got the key mostly straight and the pads still seal…it plays great!
Just because I decided to take on a Saturday emergency. Kid needed his grandpa’s horn working for band on Monday. First time I’ve seen hose clamps to hold a horn together. Rather clever as there was not adhesive to remove like duct tape or super glue which takes my time and their money.
The not so simple things. In order to remove the “quick release” removable valve section I had to 1st unsolder, then reslot the head after trying heat, ice and oil.
This baritone came to me with 1 massive spring and 2 normal springs. It will go home with 3 matching springs.
Not perfect but vastly improved. Still surprised that the slide beneath it wasn’t damaged.